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Baule Mouse Oracle, Ivory Coast

Price: $795.00





Dimensions: 32.5" high by 8.5" diameter
Material: Carved Wood
People: Baule
Country: Ivory Coast
The Baule use a living field mouse kept in a vessel to disarrange a set of small sticks. The diviner then reads the arrangement of sticks, though the sticks cannot give detailed answers, the Baule still consider it a reliable form of divination. They believe the mice are in communication with the spirit of the earth & the ancestors and hence are aware of the future. The seated figure represents the soothsayer meditating on the interpretation of the signs.
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